Graduation

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GRADUATION MAY 20, 2021

2021 Graduation Celebration

Join us in honoring the Class of 2021's hard work, accomplishments, and dedication to global public health during our Virtual Graduation Celebration!
PROGRAM

Welcome from Dr. Cheryl G. Healton, Dean, NYU School of Global Public Health

Presidential Welcome from Dr. Andrew D. Hamilton, President, New York University 

Keynote Address from Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Community Wishes to the Class of 2021

A Message from the Class of 2021

Graduate Student Speaker Address from Akshitha Dondapati, Class of 2021 Graduate Student Speaker

Undergraduate Student Speaker Address from Marissa Singer Rosenberg, Class of 2021 Undergraduate Student Speaker

Presentation of Awards

Presentation of Doctoral Graduates

Presentation of Graduates

Presentation of Undergraduates

Closing Remarks

Awards, Honors and All-University Commencement

2021 Graduation Awards and Honors

NYU GPH salutes outstanding undergraduate and graduate students who have distinguished themselves through academic excellence, scholarship, leadership, and service.

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2021 All-University Commencement

The Virtual All-University Commencement Ceremony took place on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 from 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. ET.

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Graduation Dates

Join the 2021 NYU School of Global Public Health Virtual Graduation Celebration on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 7:00 PM (Eastern time). 
➪ For any questions related to the 2021 School of Global Public Health Virtual Graduation Celebration please contact: gph.graduation@nyu.edu
 
Join the 2021 NYU All-University Virtual Commencement on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 11:00 AM (Eastern Time). 
➪ For any questions related to the 2021 All-University Virtual Commencement please contact: commencement@nyu.edu.

 


Apply for Graduation

Students at the School of Global Public Health may officially graduate in September, January, or May.

In order to graduate in a specific semester (i.e. the semester in which all degree requirements will be completed), students must apply for graduation within the application deadline period.

See below for the application deadline for the semester in which you intend to graduate.

If you complete your degree requirements in the Spring 2021 semester: you will need to apply for May Graduation.

  • Deadline to apply is: February 14, 2021

If you complete your degree requirements in the Summer 2021 semester: you will need to apply for September Graduation.

  • The application period opens on March 1, 2021 and closes on June 13, 2021
  • PLEASE NOTE: Should you want to participate in May 2021 Virtual Celebrations, you would need to apply for a Dean’s Exception. Kindly refer to Dean’s Exceptions below for next steps. 

☛ IMPORTANT NOTE | Make sure to apply by the deadline listed on this page to be considered as a candidate for graduation.

➪ Doctoral students must also apply for graduation.

➪ Students in dual degree programs must submit an application for each of the Schools in which they are enrolled.

 

1 - How To Apply for Graduation 

All students must apply for graduation via your NYU Albert Account 

  1. Log in to Albert. On the Home page go to the Academics section and click the Apply to Graduate button.
  2. Select your Academic Program
  3. Select the term you expect to graduate.  If there are no terms available you are not eligible to apply or you have already applied.
  4. Verify your information and submit your application.
  5. Confirm or change your diploma name, delivery address and method using the Diploma Options link.

☛ IMPORTANT NOTE | Note that if you do not apply for graduation, you will not be able to attend the Commencement ceremony.

Already applied?  Check your application status on Albert on the Academics page under Graduation.

 

2 - Expected Term of Graduation 

The term in which you expect to graduate is an important part of your student record, especially if you receive any form of financial aid. 

Make sure to verify or update your expected date of graduation on Albert in the Academics section under Graduation.

 

3 - Dean's Exception 

Dean’s Exceptions are students who are permitted to participate in Graduation Ceremonies although they have not yet completed their coursework  (with up to two courses outstanding to be completed in the Summer).

How to Apply for Dean’s Exceptions

  1. Register for your final summer course(s)
  2. Email your Program Advisor and gph.registration@nyu.edu indicating that you would like to apply for a dean's exception.
  3. Once approved, the GPH Registrar will send you an email to confirm you have been approved to participate.  
  4. If you've already applied for May graduation via Albert and need to change it to September, please email graduation@nyu.edu and ask them to: withdraw you from May, term activate you for summer, and add you to the September graduation cycle.

☛ Remember: in order to receive a Dean's Exception you will need to be already registered for your final summer requirement(s) first.

 


Receive your Diploma  

Review the information in this section to learn about diploma delivery and distribution processes and how to make sure that your information on it is correct. 

 

1 - Diploma Name

By default, your "primary" name (as it is entered in Albert and as it appears on your NYU transcript) is printed on your diploma. You can elect to have your "preferred" (or chosen) name (as it is entered in Albert) printed on your diploma by updating the Diploma Options page in your Student Center before your conferral date. 

☛ IMPORTANT NOTE | Although NYU considers the diploma to be a ceremonial document, some countries may require your diploma (in conjunction with your official transcript) for various legal, immigration, and employment purposes.  Choosing to print your "preferred" name on your diploma may result in unforeseen complications due to the discrepancy between your diploma and other documents (e.g. transcript, passport, birth certificate, etc.) that contain your "primary" (i.e. legal) name.  To avoid such complications, we recommend printing your "primary" name on your diploma if you plan to live, study, or work outside of the United States.

 

2 - Diploma Delivery 

By default, your diploma will be mailed to your "permanent" address in Albert. You can elect to have your diploma mailed to a different address or indicate you will pick it up in person at StudentLink in Manhattan by updating the Diploma Options page in your Student Center before your conferral date.

Diplomas are mailed to your delivery address via trackable USPS mail about eight weeks after your degree has been awarded. Degrees are awarded after academic requirements have been met, including the posting of all grades and transfer credits.

The fastest, most reliable way to receive your diploma is to provide a mailing address within the United States.

☛ NOTE | Diplomas of students in financial arrears will be held until their financial obligations to the University are fulfilled and they have been cleared by the Bursar. You may contact the Office of the Bursar to discuss your financial status at the University. 

 

3 - Change of Student Information

  • View this page if you would like to change your personal information (Name, Address, Gender Identity, Pronoun and much more).  
  • For additional info contact registration@nyu.edu or 212-998-4800.

 

4 - Additional Information about your Diploma 

If you would like to request a replacement diploma or you would like to change your name on the diploma after graduation visit this page.

For additional info contact graduation@nyu.edu or 212-998-4260.

 


Commencement Gift Box
NYU is offering the Class of 2021 a Commencement Gift Box. While we cannot gather together for Commencement, we would like the Class of 2021 to have some of the hallmark symbols of reaching this milestone: a cap and a tassel. We know these keepsakes cannot replace the experience of attending Commencement this semester and sharing it with friends and family. But we hope they will serve as enduring reminders of each graduate's achievements here at NYU.
 

1 - Eligibility

Eligibility to order a gift box is limited to students who have graduated or will graduate during the 2020-21 academic year. This includes:

  • Those who have earned degrees or advanced certificates of study in September 2020
  • Those who have earned degrees or advanced certificates of study in January 2021
  • Those who are degree or advanced certificates of study candidates for May 2021

 

2 - How to Order

Eligible graduates and candidates will receive an email from University Events (commencement@nyu.edu) on March 8 or later with instructions and a non-transferable, unique, one-time use redemption code. Graduates and candidates should not forward the email or share the code as the redemption code is unique to each candidate and their degree type.

 

3 - Ordering Periods

  • March 8 through April 6: Orders placed during this period should be delivered by May 7.
  • April 7 through April 19: Orders placed during this period will ship in April, but might not be delivered by May 7.
  • April 20 through June 25: Orders placed during this period will not be delivered by May 7.

☛ IMPORTANT NOTE | Please order promptly for the earliest possible delivery. Delivery dates are not guaranteed.

For more information or if you have any questions about ordering the Commencement Gift Box, please visit their website.

 


Academic Attire

We know that many candidates also wish to have their gowns to complete their academic attire. This year, NYU is providing the option for students to purchase their gowns. Master's and doctoral candidates will also have the option to purchase hoods. These gowns and hoods are made of sustainable fabric, woven from 100% post-consumer materials.

You do not have to purchase academic attire at this time; it is optional. This academic attire can be kept and worn at the in-person Commencement ceremony when it is rescheduled. Those who do not purchase gowns at this time will have another opportunity to purchase them in advance of the rescheduled Commencement. 

☛ PLEASE NOTE | Class of 2021 your motarboard or tam and tassel will be included in your Commencement gift box! Be sure to order your box, which is a gift from NYU, by Tuesday April 6.

 

1 - Pricing

  • Bachelor's and associate's gown only: $36.00
  • Master's gown and hood: $56.00
  • Doctoral (and LLM) gown and hood: $63.00 (see note below for Doctoral attire)

 

2 - Shipping Charges

  • Standard domestic: $7.95
  • Standard international: $19.95
  • For late orders (placed between April 7-19), an additional shipping fee of $7.95 will be included for expedited service.

 

3 - Ordering Periods

  • March 8 through April 6: Ordering period with standard shipping charge for delivery by May 7
  • April 7 through April 19: Expedited shipping period with additional fee for delivery by May 7
  • April 20 through June 25: Standard shipping charge; delivery dates will vary (mid-May or later)

 

4 - Doctoral Attire

Doctoral candidates or graduates may prefer to purchase custom-made academic attire. In particular, those entering the profession of academia may prefer the fine quality regalia suitable for wearing regularly in academic ceremonies. Doctoral candidates or graduates who wish to purchase custom-made academic attire can do so on the Herff Jones website. Order using promo code NYU100 by March 26 to save $100 on custom doctoral gowns. This academic attire will incur standard shipping charges and should arrive by early May.

 

5 - Ordering Your Academic Attire

You can order your Academic Attire via the Herff Jones website

☛ If you have any questions please email pjreilly@herffjones.com or visit All-University's webpage.

 


Portraits & Keepsakes

Enjoy a photographic keepsake of your time at NYU. Graduating students can upload a photo and choose from a selection of NYU backgrounds to create a custom virtual portrait. A link to create your virtual portrait will be posted soon. Prints will be available for purchase.

☛ For more information, contact the NYU Photo Bureau at photo.bureau@nyu.edu


FAQs for Graduation 2021

When is the 2021 All-University Commencement Virtual Celebration?

The 2021 All-University Virtual Commencement will be held on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 11:00am (Eastern time). It is open to the entire NYU community and the public. The virtual celebration is not intended to replace the full Graduation Ceremony. The Class of 2021 will be invited to return for an in-person ceremony when public health guidelines permit us to do so. For more information on NYU Commencement 2021 Virtual Celebration format and the postponed Commencement Celebration please refer to their webpage: NYU Commencement

When is the 2021 School of Global Public Health Graduation Celebration?

The 2021 School of Global Public Health Virtual Graduation Celebration will be held on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 7:00pm (Eastern time). Additional details will be sent out in the upcoming weeks to graduates’ nyu email accounts. The virtual celebration is not intended to replace the full Graduation Ceremony. The School of Global Public Health Class of 2021 will be invited to return for an in-person ceremony when public health guidelines permit us to do so.

How can I attend the NYU GPH virtual celebration? Are my family members allowed to join?

You're in the right place! Graduates and their families can join the virtual celebration on May 20, 2021 by visiting this page. There is no sign in required, and there are no country or regional restrictions to view the celebration.

What is the status of Commencement for the Class of 2020?

The in-person 2020 All-University Commencement was postponed and will be rescheduled. The date of the postponed Commencement ceremony will be determined once health and government restrictions are loosened and we are advised that it is safe to gather in large groups. As of February 2021, we are not yet able to reschedule the ceremony; it will not take place in Spring 2021.

I am in the process of moving or plan to relocate. What address should I put to receive a GPH Swag Box?

Enter the address you would like your order shipped to after graduation. (Cannot ship to a PO Box). All orders will be shipped after the store closes on Friday, May 7, 2021 and will take up to 4 - 6 weeks to arrive at your door. International shipments may take longer.

Is there an option to pickup the GPH Swag Box, Commencement Swag Box, or Academic Attire?

All items can only be ordered via the online platform and mailed to the address provided.

In regards to the GPH Virtual Celeberation, can the congratulatory message from friends and family be audio?

Yes! Friends and family have the option of leaving a video, photo, or written message.

How can family and friends share a message? Do they need an account or log-in information?

Nope, all you need to do is share the link provided in the GPH Graduation Email sent to your NYU email address. They will have the option to leave a message for all graduating students or search your name to leave a personalized message.

NYU says they’re planning an in-person Commencement, for the class of 2021, to be scheduled for a later date. How can we ensure that we will receive information about this?

Communication about these postponed events will be sent to your NYU email account which you have access to after graduation.

Can I order academic attire as a keepsake for pictures?

This year, keepsake gowns will be available for purchase. This academic attire can be kept and worn at the in-person Commencement ceremony when it is rescheduled. You do not have to purchase academic attire at this time; it is optional. Those who do not purchase gowns at this time will have another opportunity to purchase them in advance of the rescheduled Commencement. For candidates who wish to have their gowns, more information is available on the academic attire page.

Can I order a class ring or other graduation accessories?

Graduation accessories can be ordered through the Herff Jones website or the NYU Bookstore. These additional accessories are at the graduate’s own expense.

I expect to be a University Honors Scholar (Founders scholar). How do I receive my Founders (gold) tassel?

Baccalaureate candidates and graduates, whose cumulative GPA places them in the top 40 percent of their school's graduating class, are named University Honors Scholars, earning them the NYU Founders’ Day Award. University Honors Scholars will be notified on or around April 21. They will receive a gold tassel and a personalized certificate, both of which will be mailed in the late spring.

I only have to take one summer class to fulfill my degree requirement. Can I participate in the virtual graduation celebrations in May?

Students who have only one or two courses remaining to complete their degree requirements during the summer 2021 term may request permission to participate in commencement-related activities by applying for a Dean's exception. To do so, please email gph.registration@nyu.edu (Subject: Dean’s Exceptions) with your N# and program.

When will I receive my diploma?

Diplomas are mailed to graduates 6-8 weeks after graduation. Be sure to update your mailing address in Albert. For further information, visit the Registrar’s website.

Will NYU be providing an opportunity to take keepsake photos?

Yes! Graduating students can upload a photo of their choice and select a campus or school-specific background to create a custom portrait. Use the Campus Download site to create free, downloadable, and shareable images. Visit the Virtual Graduation Portrait site to create and purchase professionally printed copies. For more information, contact the NYU Photo Bureau at photo.bureau@nyu.edu

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